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Friends to Discuss John Tayman's "The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai" on Monday, November 4 at 4 pm

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm: The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman.
Faculty Discussion Leaders: Dr. Janne Cannon (Microbiology and Immunology) and Dr. Rob Cannon (Biology).

 John Tayman tells the story of Hawaii's infamous leper colony, in existence from 1866-1967. The New York Times praised Tayman's work, "Tayman's narrative pulls the reader beyond the superficial, medical horrors of leprosy to the more devastating human horrors that lie beneath. In doing so, he has brought to light the profound dignity of his subjects.

Hear an interview with the author on NPR. 

To reserve a spot at the discussion, please register on our website, or contact Barry Miller at 336-256-0112.

UNCG Launches Copyright Resource

A new website designed to present copyright information and resources to UNCG faculty, staff, and students, launched on Monday, October 21.Copyright at UNCG( presents information tailored primarily for faculty members engaged in classroom teaching and research but also provides resources for university students and staff.

Copyright at UNCG includes sections on copyright basics, classroom use of copyright-protected material, issues related to scholarly publication and open access, and copyright and plagiarism topics for students. The material is tailored toward questions that frequently come up in a university setting, so there is an emphasis on audiovisual materials, public performance issues, and scholarly communications. There are links to material on patents and trademarks, issues surrounding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the TEACH Act, and UNCG’s copyright ownership policies. The site also spotlights the use of Creative Commons materials as an…